it's too bad another US manufacturer bit the dust. when i had my little retail shop in alexandria bay, ny
open and running i sold lots of the mb80's and the smaller electric jobs. brown boonies grandson
"mushroom" won a mb80 last year at the2018 NNY minibike fest. the factory was a pleasure...
trail report -
we had a massive storm last night and this morning. lots of standing water up and down the
main trail from redwood to theresa. it's still pretty dry by the sand pits.
both minor and major loops are dry and fast. there is some erosion on the hills that will swallow
a small tire...
a couple, or so, people asked me where am i going with this surface grinder. this is where it all
started; when i got my mill and figured how to NOT use it i slowly started out how to properly use
it and the tool bits associated with its' use. at first i produced crap on it. nothing was flat, or...
whew! dodged a bullet on the mill spindle!!!! back to the surface grinder.
everything is back together, got the 3 phase converter and control panels
wired and mounted. next 'goal' is to dress then balance the grinding wheel.
the little rectangular piece of steel with the slanted round is a...
alright, i put some thought into this. measuring runout on the outside of the spindle
or through a collet and dowel pin will let me measure total runout, the sum of spindle
runout and the tooling runout.
i put a dial test indicator on the taper inside the spindle, hand turning 1 spindle...
i will try to remember to NOT trash 50 bucks of fine M42 tool bits and $12.95 worth of cheap chinese 123 blocks next time.
it is probably for the best i killed the 123 block. when i got it my mindset was " steel is steel, and square is square", i ended
getting a pair from suburban tool, the 11...
these poor little guys broke during two separate "goofs". on the left is a 3/4" hss cobalt roughing mill. i was squaring up a piece of
1/4" plate steel, a neighbor stopped by to talk, i turned off the spindle but left the x power feed on. heard a loud band. trashed
the end mill and had to tram...
trail update -
i rode the entire trail system today on my buggy. all is good, there is some water by the
joiner road entrance where owens chinese CT-70 clone started to dissolve and his boots
filled up with water and tadpoles.
not much dust and the main segments of the railroad bed are...
take rte 81 north to exit 49. turn right. go 3+- miles and turn left on rte 37. go 6 miles to redwood and turn right on cottage hill rd. stay on cottage hill rd about 4 miles. turn right on hart flats road. entrance is up 200ft on the right.
I keep on finding more stuff in my sheds.
What we have here is a brand new 60 tooth #35 sprocket for go power rims. Next up is a
brand new 45 tooth #40/41 sprocket for kidney bean rims.
Lastly is are two PVL flywheels for a GX200/Clone. It says its good up to 17,000 rpm o_O